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Main Office (Whiteside County)
12923 Lawrence Road
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-632-3611
FAX: 815-716-8922

Branch Office (Carroll County)
807D S Clay St
Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
Phone: 815-244-9444
FAX: 815-244-3708

Branch Office (Lee County)
280 W Wasson Rd
Amboy, IL 61310
Phone: 815-857-3525
FAX: 815-857-3527

News Release

Educational Series on Brain Health Offered


When you think about health, wellness, and fitness, most likely you will think about your physical health, exercise, or nutrition.  It is certainly important to take care of our bodies physically as we get older.  However, as we age, it is equally important to consider the health and fitness of our brain.  You are never too young or old to start practicing brain “fitness.”

The University of Illinois Extension will be offering a three-session Brain Health workshop on Tuesday, September 19 at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. at the Mount Carroll Public Library, 208 North Main Street, Mount Carroll, IL.  This interactive series is designed to understand the brain as one matures and is full of tips and strategies to improve and maintain brain function.  Contributors to brain health as well as activities to challenge the brain will be discussed. 

The workshop series is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  To pre-register or for more information, visit the University of Illinois Extension event calendar online at or call 815-632-3611.

Local Contact: Karla Belzer, Extension Educator, Family Life,